Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

Since 2003, EDC has implemented projects that work directly with middle school aged youth from underserved populations to develop digital resources aimed at encouraging young people to pursue STEM education and careers. It is through this work...

Publication 2014
A Review of Conditions and Characteristics Leading to College and Career Readiness in Selected States: An Emphasis on STEM Education

This briefing paper addresses two questions: (1) What state-level policies and implementation strategies are proposed or currently in place that are intended to promote career and college readiness in STEM? (2) What are the critical...

Publication 2011
Achieving Educational Equity and Justice in Career Academies: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Career academies are a model of career and technical education (CTE) that combines academic rigor, instruction that is relevant to students’ lives, and strong relationships between students and adults. Shown to have positive impacts on high...

Publication 2017
Achieving Educational Equity and Justice in Career Academies: Challenges and Promising Strategies

Career academies are a model of career and technical education (CTE) that combines academic rigor, instruction that is relevant to students’ lives, and strong relationships between students and adults. Shown to have positive impacts on high...

Publication 2017
Adobe Youth Voices App

Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) initiative. Throughout AYV’s nine-year...

Publication 2016
Adobe Youth Voices Program Guide

This guide is intended to both orient and support educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people. The guide offers a road map for these learning experiences and provides educators with planning tools...

Publication 2014
Application of the Occupational Analysis of Computational Thinking-Enabled STEM Professionals as a Program Assessment Tool

Published in the Journal of Computational Science Education, this article describes the application of findings from an NSF project on Computational Thinking (CT) in America’s workplace to program assessment. The authors present the...

Publication 2012
Blended Instruction Report and Executive Summary

In this report and executive summary, the authors present findings from a study of the STEM21 (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering for the 21st Century) Academy blended instruction model. Today, although more and more schools are...

Publication 2015
Broadening Participation—Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students

This brief reviews findings from a number of recent studies, including NAEP and ACT, along with a series of reports, which reveal critical STEM learning opportunity gaps for students from underrepresented groups and a need to strengthen STEM...

Publication 2015
Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue—Workshop Report

What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we be teaching students to better prepare them to participate in today’s workforce and society? What steps need to be taken to develop critical data literacy skills in...

Publication 2016
Can CTE Change the Brain?

In this article published in Techniques—the journal of the Association for Career & Technical Education—the authors discuss how children and youth’s long-term intensive use of technology might change the ways they think. They...

Publication 2013
Community College Pathways to STEM Education for Women: A Challenge to Gender Stereotypes?

This paper examines the question: Do community college systems of support for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and occupations reproduce or challenge gender stereotypes? Drawing from interviews with administrators,...

Publication 2013
Competency-Based Learning Video

This video presents a brief overview of the findings from a REL Northeast & Islands study of proficiency- or competency-based learning (P/CBL) in the Northeast. With support from the Northeast College and Career Readiness Alliance (NCCRA),...

Publication 2015
Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation

This REL Northeast and Islands report presents findings from the first study of how states in New England are implementing competency-based learning reforms that seek to increase graduation rates and ensure that students have the skills and...

Publication 2015
Computational Thinking for Youth White Paper

The authors describe what computational thinking (CT) looks like when practiced by youth in ITEST and other NSF-funded programs and explore how educators can support growth in computational thinking. The paper includes examples of CT as observed...

Publication 2010
Computational Thinking-Enabled STEM Professional Profile

What does it mean to be a “computational thinking-enabled” (CT-E) STEM professional? With support from the National Science Foundation, and working closely with industry STEM professionals, the authors developed a profile that describes the work...

Publication 2011
Contextualized Curriculum for Adult Learners

EDC is working with developmental education and adult basic education faculty, instructors, program leaders and industry advisors from across Massachusetts through a grant from the MCCWDTA to provide and share contextualized curriculum modules...

Publication 2016
Data Brief: Summary of Project Findings from the 2011-2012 ITEST MIS

From 2003 to 2012, the ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) at EDC was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide technical assistance and support to ITEST projects. The LRC’s approach to technical assistance focused on developing...

Publication 2012
Development of the STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale for High School Students

This article describes the STEM College-Going Expectancy Scale (STEM CGES), a self-report instrument measuring college-going expectancy, specifically for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains.The authors describe two...

Publication 2013
EDC STEM Fact Sheet

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM...

Publication 2017